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FIR-3.10 - Small Scale Special Effects

Administrative Rule Adopted by Portland Fire & Rescue Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority

To provide guidelines for the use of Small Scale Special Effects in performances.

This policy shall apply within all areas in which Portland Fire & Rescue has fire prevention authority.

Small Scale Special Effect - Fire, flash, small explosion, limited smoke effect or similar effect normally produced on-stage as part of a night club, theater, or other performance.

A generic Pink Permit shall be used. These permits are to be charged for as provided for in Title 31.40.040, Table 40A (Footnote) which allows Plan Review and inspection fees. Based on $30 per hour or fraction there of, one-half hour is the minimum charge ($15). Normally, these permits will be issued by a Sr. Inspector.
A demonstration of the special effect may be requested at the discretion of the permit issuer.
Permit conditions shall designate type and amount of flash powder, Lycopodium for smoke effect, etc.1 to be used. Separation distance from combustibles, other persons, etc., is to be specified. An extinguisher with a minimum 2A rating is to be required. The extinguisher is to be placed within 50 feet of the point where the special effect is performed.

Filed for inclusion in PPD June 13, 2003.
Originally adopted by Fire Marshal as Fire Prevention Division Policy Manual Document C-10, effective February 26, 1991.